Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies
On view through January 3, 2021
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, at Harbourfront Centre
The Power Plant presents Manuel Mathieu’s first institutional exhibition in Toronto. Mathieu is known for vibrant, colourful paintings that seamlessly merge abstraction with figuration. His work reflects on our intertwined lives, in which the boundaries between the past and present or the personal and political are often blurred. Sharing recollections that depict everyday scenes, Mathieu also blends into his canvases an interrogation of the complex history of his familial homeland, Haiti. By unearthing the traumas of state violence, he addresses issues that remain as urgent today as they have been throughout Haitian history.
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Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies. Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto, 2020. Photo: Henry Chan.